UK: PhD Studentship in Energy Harvesting for Mobile Devices Loughborough University

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Stipend: £18,000 per annum, tax-free, for three and a half years

HSSMI are looking to recruit a fully-funded PhD in Energy Harvesting for Mobile Devices to develop energy harvesting systems for battery-less mobile devices for manufacturing applications. These devices will be used to remotely monitor machine operations and status during high volume manufacture

Who we are

HSSMI is a joint initiative between industry and academia with its founding members Ford Motor Company and Loughborough University and supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). HSSMI is located in Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME) site in East London(

The Institute’s growing member base brings together universities, large multi-national manufacturers and their supply chain partners to create a multi-industry collaboration for the implementation of high value, high volume manufacturing systems.

What we expect

Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication and networking skills, the ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines. You will have a strong passion for transferring your research into marketable results.

Ideally you have a Master’s degree in Electronic / Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant Engineering degrees. Furthermore it is highly desirable you have experience in the following areas:

  • Low power analog / digital design
  • Embedded C for low power applications
  • Electronic Schematic and Layout design
  • Visual Studio .NET / C#

What we offer

  • The studentship provides a tax free stipend £18,000
  • Excellent training and mentoring
  • Challenging and dynamic working environment
  • Tuition fees at Home/ EU rate. Note, due to funding restrictions non-EU applicants must pay additional fees.


For further information please contact Dr. Will Whittow

The closing date for applications is Monday 1st November 2013. We would advise that applicants contact us / apply asap.

Please use application reference HSSMI/Whittow(EESE).

More details on HSSMI can be found at

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